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Fall/Winter Activities Guide is Here!

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2014/2015 Fall/Winter Activities Guide!

NFL Flag Football, Monarch Butterfly Walks, Kiddie Kollege, swimming, trips, classes... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Fall/Winter Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Online Registration System or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.

New Water Conservation Regulations in Effect

On Tuesday, July 29th, an emergency regulation by the State to increase conservation practices for all Californians went into effect. The new conservation regulation targets outdoor urban water use. With this regulation, all Californians are expected to stop:

· washing down driveways and sidewalks;
· watering of outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff;
· using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle; and
· using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated.

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San Leandro Offers Business Tax Holiday

With an unparalleled, strategic location and the fastest internet connectivity available anywhere, San Leandro is poised to capitalize on the current economic recovery. To ensure that we maximize our success, San Leandro is expanding its efforts to welcome new businesses with a Business License Tax Holiday. This program will be effective immediately and will run for one year. Virtually all businesses that are new to San Leandro, including start-ups and businesses re-locating from other areas, will be exempt from the tax for their first year of operations.

Calendar

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Friday August 22, 2014
10:30  AM Laughter Yoga

There are no complicated poses needed for this type of yoga. In fact, the only muscles you’ll need are your belly laughing muscles. The San Leandro Senior Center’s Laughter Yoga class is a drop-in program that includes playful exercises and lots of jokes. Laughter Yoga also includes stress-reducing exercises, such as gentle breathing and stretching. Please bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. No pre-registration is required. Each participant will need to pay a $1 fee at the beginning of class. Must be 50+ to participate.

Sunday August 24, 2014
1:30  PM Needle Crafters

Join library volunteers Sandy McDonald and Carol Trevino to work onyour needle craft project (knitting, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, crossstitching, etc.) while discussing books, travel and movies! The NeedleCrafters, sponsored by the San Leandro Library, is an informal, fun gatheringto meet and make new friends and relax at the Library. So if you are a beginnerand want to learn, this club is just for you! This group meets year round,except on holidays.

Tuesday August 26, 2014
10:00  AM Canciones y cuentos en Español (South Branch Library)

Canciones y cuentos en Español para bebes y niños menores de tres años
Disfruta libros, cuentos y canciones en Español en la biblioteca con tus bebes y niños pequeños. Aprende canciones y rimas que puedes usar cada día con ellos en casa. Ven y juega con nosotros terminando la lectura del cuento. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.
Martes 10:00am—Biblioteca South Branch (espacio es limitado en Biblioteca South Branch)
Jueves 10:00am—Biblioteca Principal

Songs and Stories in Spanish for Little Ones - Ages 0 to 3
Enjoy Spanish-language books, stories and songs at the library with your babies and toddlers. Learn songs and rhymes that you can use every day with your little one (ages 0 to 3). After storytime, you are invited to stay and play. This free storytime is funded by First 5 Alameda County.

Tuesdays at 10:00am— South Branch Library (space is limited at South Branch Library due to room capacity)
Thursdays at 10:00am—Main Library

Wednesday August 27, 2014
9:30  AM Babies N' Toddlers Storytime (Main Library)
BABIES N' TODDLERS STORYTIME
Designed for babies and toddlers up to age 3, this storytime is for the child and caregiver to participate together. We will sing songs, do fingerplays and many movement activities, and hear lots of short picture books! No registration required, but due to room capacity we will stop seating when we reach our seating capacity. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am for your convenience, so please choose just one to attend.
10:30  AM Babies N' Toddlers Storytime (Main Library)
BABIES N' TODDLERS STORYTIME
Designed for babies and toddlers up to age 3, this storytime is for the child and caregiver to participate together. We will sing songs, do fingerplays and many movement activities, and hear lots of short picture books! No registration required, but due to room capacity we will stop seating when we reach our seating capacity. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am for your convenience, so please choose just one to attend.
1:30  PM Preschool Storytime (Main Library)
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Designed for children ages 3-8 (siblings welcome too), our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. Each week we offer a different theme. This drop-in program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun!
7:00  PM Human Services Commission
The Human Services Commission (HSC) identifies social needs in the community and recommends to the City Council possible ways to meet those needs, evaluates and encourages the provision of social services in the City, assists social services agencies with fundraising, and reviews requests for City financial support to social service agencies. The HSC has nine members who serve four-year terms. The HSC meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Sister Cities Gallery at City Hall.
7:00  PM Family Fun Night: Jazz for Kids!
This exciting Family Fun Night features jazz musicians the Charged Particles! Get ready to groove with a live jazz band at this toe-tappin' introduction to jazz music for kids! Free and open to kids of all ages. Refreshments served after the show.

Thursday August 28, 2014
10:00  AM Canciones y cuentos en Español (Main Library)

Canciones y cuentos en Español para bebes y niños menores de tres años

Disfruta libros, cuentos y canciones en Español en la biblioteca con tus bebes y niños pequeños. Aprende canciones y rimas que puedes usar cada día con ellos en casa. Ven y juega con nosotros terminando la lectura del cuento. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.
Martes 10:00am—Biblioteca South Branch (espacio es limitado en Biblioteca South Branch)
Jueves 10:00am—Biblioteca Principal

Songs and Stories in Spanish for Little Ones - Ages 0 to 3
Enjoy Spanish-language books, stories and songs at the library with your babies and toddlers. Learn songs and rhymes that you can use every day with your little one (ages 0 to 3). After storytime, you are invited to stay and play. This free storytime is funded by First 5 Alameda County.

Tuesdays at 10:00am— South Branch Library (space is limited at South Branch Library due to room capacity)
Thursdays at 10:00am—Main Library

10:30  AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Manor Branch Library
Designed for children ages 3-8, our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. This program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun! No registration required, just drop in!